Course Descriptions

Maker

MKR 101
Maker Mindset
3 credits

Learn what it means to be a “Maker” - tinker, explore solve, examine, argue and defend, and construct creative ways to address common problems and not-so common problems. Learn to identify issues in everyday life and then explore them in order to craft solutions to them. Assemble your ideas and plan the path forward to being able to develop your own maker-mindset for the world around you! In this course you get the chance to understand what being a maker is all about, and learn some basic skills in which to apply your ideas to real-world solutions. Some basic computing skills, critical thought, software skills in creative areas like Photoshop or 3D, Math skills, and more will be used in this introductory course.  

MKR 102
Development Platforms
3 credits

Start programming micro controllers, learn how and where to purchase, installing the software, running your first scripts on the board, and much more! Integration into the maker mindset will also be a main focus of the course. 

Prerequisite(s): MKR 101

MKR 103
Micro-Computing
3 credits

Learn how to build, configure, and implement great micro-computers for all kinds of projects! Understand the all the different operating systems that these awesome little boxes can offer! Creation of projects utilizing micro-computers will be the focus of this course

Prerequisite(s): MKR 101

MKR 104
3D Printing
3 credits

Learn the ins and outs of 3D printing. How it works, what G-Code does, and how models get created and then printed.  Projects include parts and components for the other course projects, as well as a few of your own!

Prerequisite(s): MKR 101

MKR 487
Maker Capstone Project
3 credits

This is where it all comes together! Use the skills you’ve acquired in the previous courses to take on your Capstone project under the guidance of one of our trained Makers. Your “solution project” will be made as a prototype in order to solve an identified issue. Your final project will be shown at an event that includes the general public, and explored by relevant industry professionals. Industry professionals will be available through our extensive network to give students feedback on the projects that are under development during the course.

Prerequisite(s): MKR 101, MKR 102, MKR 103, and MKR 104